Beautiful story, written with such feeling. I loved this book!
Heartache and regrets have plagued Ronnie since the day her anxiety stopped her saying the words she needed to say to the boy she loved, who didnt know how she felt. He disappeared from her life and broke her heart and she's always wondered what if..... When they meet again 15 years later, needing each other to save their respective businesses, can they learn to forgive the past and move into a future with no more regrets?
I didn't know what to make of Matthew to start with, he was so angry and aloof. We got an impression of how he was from Ronnie's memories, but were they through tinted glasses? How could a man and a friendship that had been so good, go so horribly bad. Matthew was like an onion, the more layers that got peeled away, the softer he seemed and the more we found how much he'd suffered too and why. He certainly won me over, convincingly!
Its a close call because this author has written some truly wonderful heroines, but Ronnie I think is my favourite. I absolutely loved her, she was strong and resilient but so vulnerable. There were so many times I just wanted to hug her and be the friend she really needed. My heart broke for her fears, the anxieties she'd always had and struggled to overcome and be acknowledged, even by her own ma. Sometimes the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and her daughter was a wonderful character and they drew strength from each other.
This book is full of emotion, real and raw. I could truly empathize with some of Ronnie's traits, it was eye opening when you see some of your own personality on the pages.
Since discovering Anna Bloom just over a year ago, I always look forward to her words and again am blown away by them. A truly beautiful read, a HFN ending that surely must lead to more of these wonderful characters.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2265 KB
- Print Length: 306 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0848MKHRZ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 14 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #71,609 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)